Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso has left the hospital in Lugano, Switzerland.
The two-time world champion had been there since Thursday evening after a cycling accident and was operated on a broken upper jaw.
Alonso (39) then had to remain in the hospital for observation for another 48 hours. “He is now taking a complete rest for a short period before resuming training and working towards the start of the season,” reports his Alpine F1 racing team.
The season starts at the end of next month in Bahrain. There are a few test days before this.
The 2005 and 2006 world champion left Formula 1 at the end of 2018 after a few disappointing years at McLaren.
The Spaniard makes his comeback in the premier class at Alpine, the new name of the Renault team. Alonso won his two world titles with Renault.
The driver was hit on Thursday while he was cycling in Switzerland. The damage was limited to a broken upper jaw.